Craig L. Ziering, DO, FAOCD

Craig L. Ziering, DO, FAOCD, hair transplant surgeon and hair loss expert, is the founder and director of Ziering Medical in Southern California. He has over 14 years of clinical experience and has treated over 10,000 patients.

Seeking a way to improve on the slow, expensive back and forth process of multiple small micro-mini graft sessions, Ziering was one of the pioneers of microscopic follicular unit grafting, a procedure that allows up to 7000 individual hairs to be transplanted in one session and results in a softer, denser more natural look. Recognizing that people have quite different hair growth patterns at the back of their heads, Ziering classified these patterns and developed hair restoration techniques to recreate them. The result, the Ziering Whorl, has changed the way back of the head baldness is treated. He was the featured surgeon at the 2003 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery live surgery workshop in Orlando, Florida, demonstrating both techniques.

Ziering received a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University, Miami, Florida and completed a residency at Ohio University's Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio and a fellowship in hair restoration surgery with Medical Hair Restoration in Orlando, Florida. He is board certified in dermatology by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, and in hair transplantation by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

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